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Vikings GM Spielman: Dalvin Cook is a ‘complete back’

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman joined Pro Football Talk Live on Tuesday to talk about the team’s offseason. At the center of the conversation was running back Dalvin Cook, who Spielman praised for showing an…


Laquon Treadwell showing signs of maturity

If admitting you have a problem is the first step, then Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has already made progress this offseason. Following Tuesday’s practice, the Vikings’ 2016 first-round draft pick acknowledged that his…


VIDEO: You’ll have to see this Miguel Sano defensive highlight to believe it

Miguel Sano entered the 2017 season with questions about his ability to play third base on a regular base. During the year, he’s shown an ability to take away bunts by charging in the infield…


Mining the Minors: Why isn’t Mitch Garver up with the Twins by now?

The 2017 Twins are a tough team to figure out. Despite rolling through the first three and a half months of the season mostly in first place and above .500, we all waited for regression…


With Cook surging, Murray is anxious to show the Vikings what he can do

Rookie running back Dalvin Cook has impressed the Minnesota Vikings’ coaches and players during training camp and his first preseason game, leaving everyone to wonder where free agent signee Latavius Murray fits in now. We…


Preseason matchup vs. Seattle will carry weight in O-line battle

The results of preseason games don’t matter, but the individual performances do. On Friday night, the Minnesota Vikings’ interior offensive linemen will be looking to leave a strong final impression before head coach Mike Zimmer…


Behind Rudolph, Vikings tight end group still taking shape

Kyle Rudolph is still in his 20s, but he probably feels ancient compared to the rest of the Minnesota Vikings’ tight ends. Rudolph has played more NFL games than all the others in his position…


Twins’ Eddie Rosario named AL Player of the Week

Eddie Rosario swung a hot bat last week as the Twins won six of seven games and Monday he was rewarded for his production. The left fielder was named American League Player of the Week…


Lights, camera, action: Timberwolves to get plenty of national TV exposure this season

The Timberwolves are going to spend plenty of time in the national spotlight this season. The NBA released its schedule Monday and the Wolves will have 25 of their 82 regular-season games carried on national…


Undrafted DE Tashawn Bower making noise in battle for roster spot

It didn’t take long for Tashawn Bower to show that his success in training camp could translate to the field. Shortly after entering Thursday night’s preseason opener, the former LSU pass rusher sacked quarterback TJ…


Zulgad: Remarkable resilience has helped Twins overcome multitude of flaws

If evidence of the Minnesota Twins’ remarkable resilience from the 2017 season is ever required, the games from Saturday and Sunday in Detroit would suffice as choices. Hours after suffering a punch-to-the-gut loss to the…


Gophers come up short in pursuit of Tre Jones as highly recruited point guard picks Duke

Richard Pitino’s 2018 recruiting class already was strong with in-state recruits Daniel Oturu, Jarvis Thomas and Gabe Kalscheur having provided verbal commitments that they plan to play for the University of Minnesota. But Pitino had…


Stacy Coley looking to build on strong preseason opener

On the offensive side, the consensus winner of the Minnesota Vikings’ opening preseason matchup with the Buffalo Bills was wide receiver Stacy Coley. Coley caught three passes for 67 yards, one of which set the…


Wetmore’s 5 thoughts: Twins surge, on power, passed balls and postseason odds

The Twins have experienced the swing of emotions in the past couple weeks. At the non-waiver trade deadline, the front office bosses decided that this season wasn’t worth investing more assets into, and hey, while…


No need for panic over the Vikings’ offensive line after one preseason game

We all know that preseason results mean nothing. We all know that most of the things that happen with the first-team offense and first-team defense mean nothing. But every year, we make all sorts of…


Upton’s HR caps comeback for Tigers in 12-11 win over Twins

DETROIT — On Saturday night, the Detroit Tigers didn’t look like a team that was ready to break a season-long streak of futility. The Tigers were 0-54 this year when trailing after eight innings and had lost…


Zimmer analyzes rookies Cook, Elflein’s preseason debuts

Two Minnesota Vikings rookies with high expectations got their first chance to put on a purple jersey and face off with another team on Thursday night. Dalvin Cook got nine touches in his debut and…


Vikings sign RB Hill to replace injured Sankey

The Minnesota Vikings announced Saturday they have signed running back Bronson Hill to take the place of Bishop Sankey, who suffered a torn ACL in Thursday night’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills. Hill spent…


Twins promote No. 1 draft pick Royce Lewis to next level

Royce Lewis seems to be getting the hang of professional baseball. The Twins’ low-A affiliate, the Cedar Rapids Kernels, on Saturday announced that Lewis will be moving up the minor league ladder. Lewis had been…


Report: Vikings lose RB Sankey to torn ACL

Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey saw more work in training camp and preseason than he expected because of Latavius Murray’s absence. But an injury suffered on a 14-yard run Thursday night against the Buffalo…


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